It’s Not Your Dryer it’s Your Dryer Vent
If your dryer takes too long to dry your clothes then there is a simple way to determine what the problem is! The dryer believe it or not is a pretty simple appliance it heats up via the heating element then the blower draws the hot air through the drum, over the damp clothes causing the water in clothes to vaporize then pass out through the dryer vent. Now if the dryer is not hot it can be either the element is dead or the thermal fuse has blown. If the thermal fuse has blown then this is safety measure because the dryer has got too hot mainly due to a clogged dryer vent it is normally best to get your dryer vent cleaned before having the thermal fuse replaced otherwise it will likely blow again. If the element has blown then this will need an appliance repair call to be placed.
Signs Your Dryer Vent is Causing Your Dryer To Take Longer To Dry
- Your dryer is hot on the outside – this is letting you know the dryer vent is clogged and needs cleaning! The hot damp air and lint is not able to escape outside and is staying longer inside the dryer.
- Lots of lint in the laundry room, the house is dusty more than normal
- The clothes are hot but still damp, the laundry room may also be humid
Why You Should Get Your Dryer Vent Cleaned to Speed up Drying Times
Dryer vent cleaning is recommended by all dryer manufacturers as it helps the dryer to run efficiently, reduces the risk of fire and is part of the required maintenance to ensure dryer safety. Dryer manufacturers also say that vinyl hose and thin foil hose should not be used to connect the dryer to the wall! Yet why is it the appliance stores still use the thin foil? The reason they are not recommended is because they do not contain a fire should one start in the dryer. Instead the thin foil looking hose (contains plastic) and the vinyl hose burn thus spreading the fire into the wall. In the states there was a there have been class action suits against the big box store for connecting dryers to the wall using thin foil and vinyl transition hose.
Long Dryer Vents Need Cleaning With Specialized Dryer Vent Cleaning Equipment
Many homes the dryer is in the middle of the home no longer stuck in the basement the laundry rooms are on main floors or second floors. Venting to the side of the house high up on the side of the house or even venting to the roof. Regardless of your dryer vents location we can clean the whole dryer vent from each end, this coupled with our dryer vent cleaning service ensures all lint is removed from the dryer exhaust system.
Dryer Vent Cleaning in Ontario
One call to Dryer Vent Cleaner is all you need, we only do dryers and dryer vents and always take time to educate and show you the homeowner the steps we take to ensure safety and improving the efficiency of your system. For dryer vent cleaning call 905 966 0838